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Aaron Simpson

Aaron "A-Train" Simpson

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  • Given Name: Aaron Michael Simpson
  • MMA Record: 12-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: A-Train
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1974.07.20
  • Last Fight: March 23, 2013 in WSOF
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Power MMA
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $212,000 USD
  • Born: Gunnison, Colorado, United States
  • Fighting out of: Phoenix, Arizona
  • College: Arizona State University
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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Aaron Simpson Welterweight Ranking History

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Aaron Simpson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
3:04 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Burkman
12-4-0 24-9-0

Us WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.03.23
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:29 Round 2 of 3, 5:29 Total

Us Mike Pierce
12-3-0 14-5-0

Us UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Daryl Guthmiller
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kenny Robertson
11-3-0 11-1-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.07.11
Odds: -345 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales
Cancelled Bout Jon Fitch UFC on FUEL TV 4 2012.07.11
Reason: Fitch Knee Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Ronny Markes
11-2-0 12-1-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.02.15
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Jim Axtell
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Eric Schafer
10-2-0 12-5-2

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
Cancelled Bout Nick Catone UFC 136 2011.10.08
Reason: Catone Torn Achilles
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brad Tavares
9-2-0 7-0-0

Us UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Mario Miranda
8-2-0 10-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.03.26
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mark Muñoz
8-1-0 8-2-0

Us UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.11.20
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mark Fennell
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:17 Round 2 of 3, 9:17 Total

Us Chris Leben
8-0-0 19-6-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.06.19
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#38 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tom Lawlor
7-0-0 6-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs Diaz
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.01.11
Odds: -295 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $52,000 ($11K Base, $11K Bonus, $30K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC Fight Night 20 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
0:17 Round 2 of 3, 5:17 Total

Us Ed Herman
6-0-0 16-7-0

Us UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.08.29
Odds: -119 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:40 Round 1 of 3

Us Tim McKenzie
5-0-0 12-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.04.01
Odds: -203 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 18 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:18 Round 1 of 3

Us David Avellan
4-0-0 2-0-0

Us WEC 36: Faber vs Brown
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.11.05
Odds: -163 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Travis Degraw

Mx Mexico Regional

2008.05.31
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Scott Dingman

Us Tuff-N-Uff

2008.02.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tim Coulson

Ky Cayman Islands Regional

2007.10.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Billy Onlewski

Us Arizona Regional

2000.04.16

Aaron Simpson Wiki Update Wiki

An NCAA Division I All-American for Arizona State University in 1996 and 1998, Aaron Simpson did not begin competing in mixed martial arts until 2007, at 33 years young.  Once he made the transition, however, it quickly became apparent that he was one of the most talented prospects to enter the sport in years. 


Simpson reeled off seven straight victories, defeating the likes of Ed Herman and Tom Lawlor in back-to-back stints with the WEC and UFC. In June 2010, Simpson's undefeated run came to a close courtesy of a rejuvenated Chris Leben, who knocked Simpson out in the second round at the TUF 11 Finale.  He would lose two in a row, before bouncing back with three consecutive wins. 


This streak would come to end in his next fight, as he lost to Ronny Markes via split decision.  The loss made A-Train re-evaluate his career and he ultimately decided to drop down to Welterweight, to compete with fighters more his own size.  Simpson's welterweight debut was a successful one, as he won a decision over Kenny Robertson.  


While his wrestling is undoubtedly his strong suit, Simpson has shown a natural ability to finish his opponents with strikes, having knocked out the majority of his victims.  Now being one of the bigger guys in his division instead of one of the smaller guys, Simpson is looking forward to a successful career in his new weight class.


Following a 2nd round knockout loss to Mike Pierce at UFC on FX: Browne vs Silva he would be cut from the UFC. Shortly after being cut it was announced that he was the newest fighter on the growing World Series of Fighting roster. He is set to face Josh Burkman at WSOF 2 on March 23rd, 2013. 

Last updated 02.16.2013, 12:01 PM ET
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